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Typo bounces back from BlackBerry battering with iPad Air case

Typo, the company known for making BlackBerry-style keyboards for the iPhone, has pulled the covers off its latest accessory.

It’s a new keyboard and case combo for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, which comprises two parts – a keyboard and a case. These can be attached with a magnet, allowing users to either connect the two pieces or split them up and use them separately.

The keyboard element alone is 5.5mm thick and connects with your iPad via Bluetooth, though Typo says it shouldn’t hammer your tablet’s battery too much.

It features full-sized keys with what Typo describes as “longer key travel” for a laptop-like experience. It also comes equipped with auto-correct, to flag up and help cut out any errors you make.

The case, meanwhile, has a special hinge that allows the stand to be adjusted to almost any angle between 10 and 90 degrees without falling over.

If you fancy one, it’ll set you back $189 (£123).

“The Typo for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 was designed to complement the iPad with a physical keyboard and adjustable stand,” says the company, which is backed by Ryan Seacrest. “It is built for speed and efficiency.”

Typo hit the headlines earlier this week after discontinuing its range of keyboards for smartphones, following a long-running spat with BlackBerry.

We reviewed the Typo 2 for the iPhone 6 at the start of the year, scoring it 5/10. While it looks good, it’s also heavy, covers up the Touch ID button and drains battery life.

We’ll be getting our hands on the Typo for iPad Air, and the review will be up shortly.

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